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NAME:___________________________

Math _______, Period ____________

Mr. Rogove

Date:__________

Learning Objective: We will use rational approximation to get a more


accurate decimal expansion of irrational numbers. (G8M7L8)

Concept Development:

Irrational Numbers: Numbers that have infinite decimal expansions and DO NOT
have repeating block of digits.

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Example: 3, 22
Non-Example: ! , 12.25


Using Rational Approximation to Get the Decimal Expansion of Square Roots
Rational approximation uses a sequence of rational numbers to get closer and closer
to a given number to estimate the value of the number.
-Begin by determining the integers that the square root lies between.
-Then determine which interval of tenths that the number belongs.
-Then determine which interval of hundredths the number belongs.

We can use rational approximation to compare irrational numbers
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Example: Which number is greater: 65 !" !!?



















G8M7L8: Approximating Irrational Numbers

NAME:___________________________

Math _______, Period ____________

Mr. Rogove

Date:__________

Guided Practice:
Steps to Finding the Values of Square Roots
1. Determine which two integers the square root is between.
2. Use rational approximation to determine which interval of tenths the number falls
between.
3. Use rational approximation to determine which interval of hundredths the
number falls between.
4. If necessary make the requested comparison.

Estimate the value of 28 to the nearest Estimate the value of 17 to the nearest
hundredth.
hundredth.
















Estimate the value of 91 to the nearest Estimate the value of 78 to the nearest
hundredth.
hundredth.















G8M7L8: Approximating Irrational Numbers

NAME:___________________________

Math _______, Period ____________

Mr. Rogove

Date:__________

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Which is greater, 50 !" !" ?




















Place the following on a number line:

Which is greater, 59 !"

38 , 43 , 47 ,






















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20
53
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3
8

6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0

G8M7L8: Approximating Irrational Numbers

NAME:___________________________

Math _______, Period ____________

Mr. Rogove

Date:__________

Independent Practice:
Estimate the value of 22 to the nearest
hundredth.


















Which is greater, 72 !" 8. 4?





















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Estimate the value of 63 to the nearest


hundredth.






Which is greater, 14 !"

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G8M7L8: Approximating Irrational Numbers

NAME:___________________________

Math _______, Period ____________

Mr. Rogove

Date:__________

Activating Prior Knowledge:


We can divide fractions using long division:



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12

Closure:
Describe at least three ways to approximate 108




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or Approximate 25

Notes:
Lesson 11 and 13?
Homework should be lesson 13 Problem set. No calculator PLEASE!!!

G8M7L8: Approximating Irrational Numbers